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Police: Man who pointed gun at cops fatally shot by officers in Roseland

Updated: September 15, 2012 1:12AM



Chicago Police killed a man in his 20s and shot at another after the men allegedly pointed handguns at officers responding to a Roseland neighborhood block party Friday night.

The shootings took place in the 200 block of West 110th Street, police spokeswoman Amina Greer said.

Greer said no officers appeared to have been injured, but Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Larry Merritt said the man was fatally shot by police.

The incident happened after 9:30 p.m., when the two armed men showed up uninvited to a large block party, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.

Both men allegedly took off running after party-goers called 911 and pointed the men out to responding officers, Camden said.

An officer chasing one of the suspects on foot fired but missed after the man turned and pointed a handgun at him, Camden said. That suspect was taken into custody uninjured.

Another officer in a police vehicle drove after the second suspect, then continued chasing him on foot. That suspect, a man in his 20s, also allegedly pointed a handgun at the officer, who then fatally shot him, officials said.

“It’s a pretty simple equation. You point a gun at an officer, he’s gonna defend himself,” Camden said. He said both officers announced themselves as police before the suspects pointed guns at them.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office has been notified of the fatality, but was not releasing the man’s name as of early Saturday.



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